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Will Yemen's Disorder Stop Obama's War on Terror01/27/15
ISIS may be a looming danger in the Middle East, but US intelligence officials say the greater threat to US security is al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula ? located in Yemen. Now that the government there has collapsed, are the President's drone...
The Growing Political Divide over the Iran Nuclear Deal
Negotiations over Iran?s nuclear program involve seven nations, with domestic politics in Iran and the US inevitably driving the agenda. Now Israel has been added to the equation ? in the middle of an election campaign. What are the prospects for...
Measles Makes a Comeback
Fifteen years after measles was declared eradicated in the United States, more than 70 people have come down with the disease ? an outbreak that started at Disneyland. It's not enough cases to be a real epidemic. But public health officials are...
GOP-Led House Sets Stage for a Wave of New Abortion Restrictions
Republican dominance on Capitol Hill has been welcomed by the right-to-life movement. But today, a dispute between moderates and conservatives led House leaders to pull a bill restricting late-term abortions. What's the message about majority party...
State of the Union Address
Speaking last night to a Congress controlled by Republicans, President Obama sounded to some as if the Democrats won last November?s elections. He proposed legislation and issued veto threats. Can he dominate the agenda for the next two years?
Obama's Big Push to Depopulate Guantánamo Bay
Prisoners at Guantáamo Bay have been held for years without any charges; half the remaining inmates have been cleared for release; military prosecutors have resigned in frustration. But, after six years in office, America's Commander in Chief has not...
Blacks, Whites and Access to Justice
The mass of conflicting evidence released by prosecutors fed heated arguments about how and why Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri. That has sparked a broader debate about equal access to justice for black...
Will Expanding the Housing Market Lead to Another Bubble?
America's top mortgage salesman says it's finally time for millennials to buy new homes. But his own daughter's not buying it. Their family argument illustrates what's good about President Obama's planned boost for the housing market and what's not.
GOP Off to a Rocky Start
Yesterday, conservative House Republicans denounced the President for being too lenient with undocumented immigrants. Today, moderate members attacked him for too many deportations. Can the GOP get its act together in time to show unity during next...
Horrors in Yemen and Nigeria Clouded by the Media's Paris Coverage
Al Qaeda in Yemen now claims it ordered the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Should the western media be paying more attention to atrocities in that country ? and to Nigeria, where civilians are being slaughtered by the thousands?
Charter Schools: Public Money and Private Profit
Charter schools may or not save public education, but they can be good for business. Even some non-profits are making money for education-management firms.
Solidarity and Fear in France
Last week in Paris, 17 people were killed in terrorist attacks on a satirical magazine and a kosher grocery story. Yesterday, some three million angry people took to the streets all over the country. Despite that show of national unity, can France...
Terrorism in France: The Ordeal Continues
French authorities are unraveling the details of two hostage situations, one of which led to the deaths of both suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre. In the other, an alleged confederate also was killed. Some neighborhoods in Paris are locked down...
French Manhunt Underway for the Charlie Hebdo Killers
As the manhunt for suspected killers continues, France is assessing the consequences of yesterday's slaughter of satirical writers and cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo.
Will Pope Francis Reform the Vatican?
Pope Francis continues to shake up the Vatican ? and the rest of the Roman Catholic world. We hear how the Pope from Argentina is shifting church power from Europe and the US to poor nations in the under-developed world.
The Grand Old Party Takes Charge on Capitol Hill
Even before Republicans chose their new leaders today, President Obama invited them to the White House on Tuesday of next week. Will GOP control of both houses mean a new era of friendship or two more years of paralysis and gridlock?
President Obama's 'Fourth Quarter'
With just two years left in the White House, President Obama is promising "interesting stuff," despite Republican dominance of Capitol Hill. Prospects include compromise when it's possible, the veto power and "executive action" when it's not.
Backlash in Blue
After months of protest over high profile deaths of African Americans at the hands of police, law enforcement is pushing back with pro-police rallies across the country and a social media campaign -- BlueLivesMatter. We look at the blue backlash and...
The "Teaching Wars" in America's Public Schools
No institution is more important to the US economy -- or America's role in the world -- than public education. But no profession is more of a battlefield than public school teaching. Are teachers getting a bad rap?
The Coming Age of Solar Power
Sunlight is free, and solar-power will soon be cheaper than oil, coal or natural gas ? even in the United States. We hear what that could mean for current energy industries, public utilities, government regulators and the homeowners of America.
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